Cairngorms National Park Weather Forecast

The Cairngorms National Park covers an area of 1,748 square miles in Aberdeenshire, Moray, Highlands, Angus and Perth. The park itself is more famously known for its wildlife, and home to many rare plants, birds and animals due to a unique 'alpine' semi-tundra moorland habitat. It also features an ancient woodland, known as Caledonian Forest, one of the last major woods of its kind in the British Isles.

Area: 4528 sq km

Designated: 2003

A year after the Scottish government gave National Park status to Loch Lomond and the Trossachs, the same was given to the Cairngorms. The Cairngorms is Britain's biggest National Park, covering nearly twice as much area as the next largest – the Peak District.

It's not just the area's size that plays a part in bringing in some 1.5 million visitors every year, however, but the alpine semi-tundra moorland, which makes a habitat for rare and interesting wildlife. In fact, some 25%of Britain's threatened species live in the Cairngorms. As such, some 39%of the park's land area has been given over as sites that are important to natural heritage.

Many locals and visitors participate in activities such as skiing, hill walking, bird watching, climbing, deer stalking, gliding and fly fishing.

The Cairngorms National Park weather page provides a 5 day weather forecast for many places within the Park and the surrounding area, featuring 3 hourly updates on weather conditions for rainfall, temperature, wind speed and wind direction.

Weather Warnings and alerts for the Cairngorms National Park are also displayed during periods of severe weather from the 5 day weather forecast available for each location by clicking on a marker on the map. We warn the public and emergency responders of severe or hazardous weather which has the potential to cause danger to life or widespread disruption through our National Severe Weather Warning Service. Weather warnings are displayed for rain, snow, wind, fog and ice. For more information please view our weather warnings guide page.

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Weather hazards over 300m

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Blizzards Heavy snow Storm force winds
Gales Severe chill effect Persistent hill fog
Thunderstorms Heavy persistent rain Strong sunlight